East Bay Grease
A Benefit For Former Tower of Power Guitarist Bruce Conte
Tuesday, September 3rd at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA Yoshi's/Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
(A Soul Sisters Productions Event)
Former Tower Of Power Guitarist, Bruce Conte was diagnosed with Leukemia last year. Bruce is also an insulin-dependant diabetic and has been dealing with health issues for years. Here are a few words from Bruce:
Around the beginning of July 2012, I took some routine blood tests to check my diabetes and doctors discovered that I had abnormal white blood cell counts. I was hospitalized for 3 days in LA and had to undergo 2 bone marrow biopsies, an ultrasound of my liver and spleen and lots of blood tests. It was determined that I had leukemia. They put me on a medicine called Imatinib 400mg. I have been on it since that time and can tolerate the side effects. It has sent my blood levels back to normal for this period of time. The good news is that I can stay alive as long as I continue taking the medicine. The bad news is that although I'm still able to play, my energy isn't always 100%, plus getting tested & treated is complicated and time-consuming. So I'm not working much and have taken a big financial hit. I am starting to get some help from some of my friends to get me through these hard times. I appreciate any help given.
Thanks so much,
You can help Bruce by donating any amount. 100% of the money collected will go to Bruce's fund. Thank you for reading this and please consider helping Bruce Conte.
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